Mudder Nation, celebrations are coming. Roughly one year ago this week, life as we knew it flipped and an unexpected year of challenges followed.
However, things are once again flipping. We’re seeing vaccination rates increase, obstacle course events have returned, and the first Tough Mudder event in 16 months is planned for April 24 in Atlanta. We’re ready for you, Mudder Nation, and we’re bringing the whole damn crew.
While bars and pubs have not quite returned to normal, there are an abundance of reasons to celebrate (socially distanced, of course). Some of you may be planning to live it up on St. Patrick’s Day with your quarantine crew, hang out with friends, or maybe even *gasp* go out to eat.
Whether you’re partaking in festivities or not, here are a few pieces of wisdom that are worth knowing before a big night out. Keep them in mind as you train during the day and remember them wisely the next morning. You can thank us later.
How to prepare for a big night ahead:
Keep your workout mellow and indoors to reduce the amount of sweating.
Drink water throughout the entire day, maybe even a bit more than you normally do.
Focus your workout on stretching, foam rolling, and light exercise that doesn’t stress the body
Things to avoid after a night of fun:
Balance movements (ie single leg deadlift, single arm rows, lunges)
Heavy weighted movements (ie avoid lifting additional weights of any kind)
Movements that take you up and down (ie burpees)
Coordination movements (ie skips, high knees, fast sprints)
Anything that will cause excessive sweating and further dehydration.
Let’s be honest…
If you’re gifting yourself a proper night out, it’s going to be a doozy after the year we just had. But as Oscar Wilde once said, “everything in moderation, including moderation.”
Stay safe, make good choices, and most importantly, for every alcoholic beverage you consume, follow it up with a glass of water.
Want a celebration of epic proportions? Sign up for a Tough Mudder and see how far you can push your limits. We’ll have a beer waiting for you at the finish line.